Shipwreck off Libya coast leaves 61 people drowned 

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Shipwreck off Libya coast leaves 61 people drowned 
Shipwreck off Libya coast leaves 61 people drowned 

The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday (December 17, 2023) mentioned as many as 61 migrants, together with ladies and kids, have been drowned in a shipwreck off the Libya coast.

Shipwreck off Libya coast leaves 61 people drowned 
Photo Caption: At least 61 people have been drowned in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast.  Photo Courtesy: Unsplash/ Jametlene Reskp

“61 migrants together with ladies and kids drowned following a tragic shipwreck off Libya,” IOM posted on X.

The boat was carrying 86 individuals.

The submit additional mentioned: “According to the survivors, the boat with round 86 people left the libyan shores from Zwara.”

The IOM mentioned the central Mediterranean area continues to be one of many world’s most harmful migration routes.

The IOM estimates that greater than 2,200 people have drowned whereas making an attempt the crossing this 12 months alone, making it some of the harmful migration routes on the planet, reported BBC.

UNHCR anticipates an increase in world refugee resettlement wants in 2024 

UNHCR, the UN refugee company, has anticipated a major rise in world refugee resettlement wants for subsequent 12 months. According to the Projected Global Resettlement Needs Assessment for 2024 launched earlier within the 12 months, over 2.4 million refugees can be in want of resettlement, marking a 20 per cent enhance in comparison with 2023.

With a deepening refugee disaster and the emergence of recent displacement conditions, pressing motion is required to handle the escalating challenges confronted by thousands and thousands of refugees and displaced people worldwide.

“We are witnessing a regarding enhance within the variety of refugees in want of resettlement in 2024. Resettlement stays a important lifeline for these most in danger and with particular wants,” mentioned Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “I ask all states with the means to step up and supply sustainable and multi-year resettlement commitments to supply security and safety to these in want and to share the worldwide neighborhood’s accountability for refugees.”

The Asia area tops the checklist of estimated wants in 2024, with practically 730,000 refugees requiring resettlement help, representing 30 per cent of world wants.

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